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Fire Destroys Martin Archery’s Production Facility

Patrick Durkin July 11, 2015

A fire Wednesday night in Walla Walla, Washington, destroyed Martin Archery’s production facility, a 17,000-square foot building that housed the bow, paint and machine shop. Firefighting crews prevented the five-alarm fire from spreading to the company’s nearby 40,000-square foot office and storage building.When contacted Thursday, Martin Archery President Tracy Reiff expressed relief that no one was hurt. “The good news is that everyone is safe, and that’s what really…

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ATA Members Support USA Archery, Increase Participation

Shannon Rikard April 30, 2015

After shooting competitive archery for 20 years, Denise Parker, CEO of USA Archery, admits it’s challenging to look impartially at archery to make it more attractive to newcomers. So, what should experts do to strengthen a sport they can’t objectively view? For Parker, growing archery meant seeking help from her archery colleagues. And her strategy worked.USA Archery, the sport’s national governing body, saw youth memberships increase 105 percent from 2013 to 2014, while…

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Cabela’s To Host Rematch: Luke Bryan vs. Justin Moore

Katelyn Rutland April 9, 2015

A week ago country music superstar Luke Bryan took to Twitter and released an archery challenge, exclaiming he wanted to “Play It Again.” Fellow country artist Justin Moore and ATA-member company Cabela’s picked up that arrow and shot it right back. The result? An archery challenge of bull’s-eye proportions.Luke Bryan has an extensive trophy collection. One trophy he doesn’t have? The ACM and Cabela’s Great Outdoors Archery Event trophy. Cabela's,…

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2 Incumbents, 1 Newcomer Elected to ATA Board

Patrick Durkin March 9, 2015

Jack Bowman, president of Bear Archery, won his first election to the ATA Board of Directors during the organization’s annual balloting that ended March 1. Board incumbents Todd Vaaler, director of operations of Gateway Feathers; and Scott Henrikson, senior vice president of sales and marketing at Bowtech Archery, won re-election to their seats.This year’s election featured a competitive six-person field, with Bowman edging out BJ Wolf, national account executive at Plano Synergy,…

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